Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Born: March 6, 1475

Died: February 18, 1564

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Artist

Biography: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Character Sketches : Or, The Blackboard Mirror (1890) by George Augustus Lofton, p. 432.
Source/Notes: As quoted in In Our Time : The Artist, BBC Radio 4 (28 March 2002).

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Happiness Is Everything! (2000) by Chris Crawford, p. 38, and in The Blessing of Work ( 6 March 2005) by David E. Sorensen
Source/Notes: On the paintings in the Sistine Chapel, as quoted in Speeches & Presentations Unzipped (2007) by Lori Rozakis, p. 71.
Source/Notes: Sonnet addressed to Vittoria Colonna; tr. Mrs. Henry Roscoe (Maria Fletcher Roscoe), Vittoria Colonna: Her Life and Poems (1868), p. 169.